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. if it was you or me we'd likely be fired by now. rick newman from u.s. world and news report is here. look, i've had it up to here with this. i think our viewers do, too, share this outrage? >> yeah, i think i'll have a meeting whether i'll do my job or not. stuart: really? >> a lot of people have not been paying attention until recently. this is affecting the real economy and we're going to absolutely see it affect the stock market. stuart: but nothing happens. look. >> and get everybody's attention. stuart: every media outlet, right, middle of the road expressing outrage. what is hang? >> worth taking a step back and people seeing this developing for a long time didn't have high expectations much would get accomplish. this is a lame duck session of congress, a new congress in january and a lot of people said, you know, maybe there's a 50% chance they'll actually get some kind of deal done before the deadline. stuart: that's not good enough. >> they pushed the deadline off. there's always that last second option. let's extend the deadline for another month, two months, three months, and that
announcer ] with stamps.com, you can print real u.s. stage for all your letters and packages. it gives you the exact amount of postage youeed the instant you ne it. can you print only stas? no. first class. priority mai certified. international. and the mailman picks it up. i don't leave the shop anymore. [ male announcer ] get a 4-week trial plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com/tv and never go to the post office again. >> monday, december 3rd he and hold on to your wallet. the tax man is coming and he wants to tax everything. there's a long list of everything where the left wants to raise the tax take as of now, monday morning, centers on tax hikes, not spending cuts and certainly not entitlement reform. first to secretary geithner to him and the president, it's all about pushing the republicans to accept tax hikes. >> you know, i can't promise that. that's a decision that lies in the hands of republicans that are now opposing increase in tax rates. if they recognize the reality that we can't afford to extend those tax rates then we have the basis f
's not going over well with the rest the world, including the u.s. and china. now we have some of the richest people in the world and they want the government to make more of your money. warren buffett, george soros, bill gates' dad they want the estate tax to go up and say the rate should start at 45% and go up from there. and millions would qualify to pay, but buffett and soros have an estate plan to avoid much of that tax. i'm quoting now, an estate tax with these guidelines to reduce the deficit and fund vital services and paid by only 10% of the estate. work your whole life and half of it goes to the children and half to the government and of course it's already been taxed when you earned it in the first place, is that fair? we're dealing with that today. i'm waiting for my special dividend from microsoft, but the company i own shares in has ramped up production of its new surface tablet. maybe that will help the stock. are you listening, steve ballmer? nicole, pre-market, where is the stock? >> stuart, you're making me laugh already and the show has barely begun. you're waiting for your
cliff and if congress doesn't act soon the the u.s. economy could take a nosedive right off it. all this have comes as capitol hill, could a value-added tax be in the pipeline? are we slowly turning to europe. david, good to see you. and we already see us moving in terms of spending to the european model. will we move in terms of tax policy to the european model, specifically to a value-added tax like they have in most of europe? >> personally i think we should. >> on top of what we have, on top of an income tax. >> we need to cut back and what i would cut back is replacement for the medicare tax, but also, corporate tax rates should be part of the deal, too. >> what frightened milton friedman the value added tax. there's no way it would replace it, it would always be tacked on top of other tacks and look at the history and that tends to be the way we go. >> although when the europeans brought it in they did cut the other taxes. >> that didn't last long and we've seen them come up recently. >> and it's going to continue because they've got budget problems. david: now the problem tha
just for next year alone. since 92 the u.s. has spent nearly 24 billion dollars on wind energy, but get this, it hasn't gotten any cheaper, not a penny. it is still one of the most expensive ways to get energy. so we will be discussing that. let's check the big board. we're up 27, 27, 28 points. again, it reached a high of up 35 points on the dow, a little earlier this morning. it pulled back from that and then is going modestly upward as well. we're not expecting big volume today, but we have big topics to talk about with our company: elizabeth macdonald, adam shapiro they are here. nicole petallides from the floor of the new york stock exchange. more signs of recovery in the housing sector. the case shiller home price index up more than 4% compared to last year. so nicole, how are the homebuilder stocks doing? nicole: right, it is interesting when we take a look at the numbers. let's look at the stocks. they are doing quite well, for lennar, up over 1%. then's on a -- and that's on a day where the dow is just virtually 2/10 higher so -- percent. so pulte group, toll brothers also gain
about apple losing its cool in the u.s. it looks like that's true in china. the iphone 5 at a very chilly reception for its beijing launch overtight. so, nicole, i think that apple is down again. >> it is, again, down over this, 3% right now. you're talking the 514 range. aen what happened to the $700 range and that's ubs this morning, they kept their buy rating, but reduced their target from 700 to 780 talking about china being one of the issues and not being able to build there. stuart: and the iphone 5 in beijing, there was a snowstorm, okay, a mild snowstorm, there were only two people in line to get those first iphone 5's in china. that's it. only two people. i think that's got something to do with the apple decline this morning. >> you know what, if you really want something, wild horses and snowstorms won't keep you away. stuart: so, i think we can conclude that maybe apple's losing a little of its shine, a little of its cool. maybe, i don't want to be too pejorative here, just maybe. nicole, thank you, down 10 in the early going. i want to take a look at rim, research in mo
against u.s. bank websites and made that threat in the fall and this is a new threat set to start this week, we hear. and a list of banks targeted includes j.p. morgan chase, bank of america, u.s. bancorp, pnc financial services and suntrust banks. more details when we've got them. the power and might of unions on display today and being tested. you will see huge protests at the state capital building in michigan where right to work legislation will be signed today. that means workers will be able to choose if they want to join the union. they will no longer be compelled to pay dues. here is the president speaking at a daimler factory in michigan yesterday. >> we do everything we can to encourage companies like daimler to keep investing in american workers. and by the way, what we shouldn't do, i just got, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. stuart: and take away your rights to bargain. is that what's at stake here? is collective bargaining a right? these are obvious questions, we'll be on it through the program and our camera
workers on pardon time status. this is a test to try to limit the costs they would face with the new u.s. health care law. based on this test they decided not to change any of their full-time staffing plans for 2014. stocks are slightly lower, don't forget they had terrible numbers, too. >> but they say it was based on their tests. >> right. stuart: some people say they're backing off because they got bad publicity when they started talking about putting people on part-time work instead of full-time because of obamacare. >> you know what? some people would say that, stuart. stuart: charles said that, maybe he's right. and thank you, nicole. we're dead flat. down 1.69. let's not forget about the phantom pigs. zynga makers of farmville, may not be making enough money off the phantom pigs to keep investors happy. there's a reason to be optimistic, look at the stock, it's up this morning, after news that zynga is trying to get a gaming license out of nevada, that's where the real money is for zynga. it's hoping that a flood of proposed gambling regulations would open up an on-line market. an
'm talking about breakfast sales, that's correct? >> that's right, breakfast sales in the u.s. is something that's definitely well, offering prices and a lot of folks have a lot of money get on the mcrib. stuart: nicole, thank you very much indeed. dow industrials are down 11. it's a flat market. the busiest day of the year for fedex, it's going to move 19 million packages in one day, it doesn't necessarily mean that people are spending more, far from it, they're shopping more on-line, a whole lot more on-line and fedex delivers for them. and fedex stock is up a fraction, not much. talk about the pot calling the kettle black. christine lagarde warned that the american economy won't grow next year without a deal on the fiscal cliff. listen to this. >> my view personally is that the best way to go forward is to have a balanced approach at that takes into account both increasing the revenue, which means, you know, either raising tax or creating new sources of revenue. and cutting spending as well. >> very interesting. europe is deep, deep in a financial crisis and ms. lagarde, who heals from t
in the continental u.s., 3.78 in new york, that's the average and missouri the lowest, $3.01 a share and missouri is the only city, only place, rather, where we found major cities with the average price under $3. again, the star is st. louis, at 298. let's get back to apple, losing its cool, maybe. and mark is still with us, the editor in chief of laptop magazine. all right. i want to talk about-- let's see, this is the microsoft surface tablet, all right. >> yes. stuart: now, is this a threat to apple's dominance of the tablet market and apple's dominance of cool? do you like this thing? >> in the short-term i don't think it's a threat, but there are some things that surface has especially for workers that the ipad doesn't, one of the things off the bat you'll notice this has a smart cover, sort of like the ipad, but this one has a deboard built in and you see on the back, this little kick stand in the design, lets you prop it it up. lets you use it as a mini laptop. stuart: do you guys in high-tech like this thing, acceptable, a real player in the tablet market from microsoft. >> yes. it's a qu
, but the u.s. patent office just said, no, that's invalid. so he they don't have a patent on it. as you see, no impact on the stock whatsoever, but i like that technology, find it interesting. >> so cool. stuart: surely is. all right, nicole, thank you very much indeed. i'll say it again, dead flat market, down 8 points, all you've got ladies and gentlemen, this thursday morning. time is money, 30 seconds, here is what else we're working on for you. the world's going to end tomorrow, according to the mayans, we'll talk to a man who said, yeah, it could happen. if he really believes it why is he selling books and why will he be on our program? i'll ask him. a woman in kentucky tries to buy ipads with her ebt card. has welfare become a way of life? we'll ask former welfare chief star parker. and time for giving, john stossel joins us for a look at charity. it's thursday morning, it's time i give the 7 early movers. and disappointing results from amicus their p amicus therapeutics. and the nyse euronext, and acquiring motorola, arris is acquiring, the stock is up a little bit. and accenture an
trying to transform the u.s. economy away from a free market system towards a socialist one that's government directed. stuart: i have a windmill -- there's a farm i have got in new zealand. we built a windmill at the cost of 33,000 u.s. dollars. now, i provided the money for that thing. that's free capital. it will still take 15 years to get the money back, with free capital. had we borrowed that money, the prevailing rate of interest in new zealand, which is about 6 1/2, 7 1/2 percent, it would be 30 years to get our money back out of it, by which time the thing would have broken down, and i would have to replace it. it doesn't make economic sense. >> it doesn't, but as monica said, it does make sense if you are trying to transform the system at large. >> transform the economy, yeah. stuart: all right, ladies, you made your point. fedex, it is an economic indicator. they were out with numbers today. lauren, what's going on? >> the stock is up even though profit missed expectations by 2 cents, but a 3% pop for fedex now. superstorm sandy definitely affected the shipper's earning
-- before that. >> and he went back after years and moved his-- he came back to the u.s. with his family and he's he not the only one, and the three wealthiest men in f out and these guys, now, they have he' left and they are their moving out wasn't seen as such heroic move. i think it was a lot of, kind, teeth grinding. so i think that depardieu, who whom this revolt is going to happen. i hope so so for france's sake. stuart: there's an argument in america at the moment raising the tax rate on upper income people and the argument, does it actually bringgin more money. what about france? they've got a much higher tax rate. 75%, is it going to bring in all of the money they thought it would go going to bring in? >> no, it's never going to. in fact, because people like gerard depardieu are productive and make the most money are going to, the idea that you start taxing like crazy people they're going to actually just give you their money, not budge, not change anything, is actually-- >> do you think that france will ever accept much less of a welfare state, real serious cuts in their entitl
-called dirty energy even while they criticize the u.s. for not being green enough. we try to level the playing field with a leading environmentalist. stay tuned.
recoveries in u.s. history. it helps when you can go straight back and doing what you were doing. stuart: if only we had done in 2009 what ronald reagan did in 1982, but i'm out of time. you know i'm out of time, now that. >> which is set the highest rate at 50%? >> no. >> that's what it was. stuart: it stimulates the private sector, not all government all the time. that's the story. aw austan, i'm sorry, i really am out of time. thank you, sir. more "varney & company" in a moment. >> a strong earthquake hit the coast of japan in the same region where the fukushima plant was devastated last year. no tsunami waves this time around. 7.3 magnitude quake and shook buildings more than 200 miles away in tokoyo, a tsunami warning has now been called off. we've been reporting this for months here on "varney & company." gun sales, they are absolutely booming. and now, smith & wesson, the gun people, they made a profit and they raised their outlook and the stock is going to be up come that opening bell. charles,you're buying gun stocks? >> i've got to it will you, i wanted to feature this on maki
that's sent, it is not the property of the u.s. postal service, it is still the property of the person who sent the letter? isn't it the same for messages? >> unfortunately no. i agree with you, but the government has taken the position that if the letter is no longer in the physical custody of the post office, but the e-mail is somewhere digitally in the custody of the telecom, that the telecom can be told how to long to keep it. stuart: a letter is still the most private form of communication. i think it is. >> there is a federal statute that prohibits the fbi from reading your mail without your search warrant. the government doesn't enforce the statute. it reads the mail anyway. stuart: you have not upset me. we will save that for later. >> you should be upset. stuart: are you done? >> no. [laughter] stuart: nicole, please get me out of this because -- i want you to talk about big lots because i believe the stock is moving. tell me about it. nicole: fine, you are absolutely right as always stuart the stock is moving indeed. big lots up about 7%. couple of things coming here into pla
off and if it doesn't, it's the republicans fault. listen. >> you have the u.s. chamber of commerce hardly an arm of my administration or the democratic party. i think, said the other day, we can't be going through another debt crisis, a debt ceiling crisis like we did in 2011. that has to be dealt with. so, i think businesses are going to be ready to hire. we're seeing pretty strong consumer confidence despite weaknesses in europe and even in asia. i think america is poised to take off. stuart: well, the republicans are set to respond today when speaker boehner goes in front of the cameras. will he show signs of retreat or any sign of compromise? remember, the president wants higher tax rates. will john boehner try to move the line that the president has drawn? we will have it for you live here on "varney & company" starting around ten o'clock eastern. then we have darden restaurants, the parent of olive garden, red lobster. it says its businesses could be hurt by bad publicity. darden said it might cut hours for some workers in order to avoid having to provide health insurance for
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storm, serious stuff here, big storms through the u.s., high winds, snow, everybody came down and stranding a lot of travelers across the country and dumping inches of snow in some cities, actually feet in some areas. roadways in the northeast covered with snow, again, two feet of snow in some areas. big delays in a lot of airports. big headaches for holiday travelers, that storm is blamed for the at least six deaths. if congress and the president can't come up with a plan and we dive on that fiscal cliff, look what would happen to the average federal taxpayers, the average taxpayer is roughly 50,000 bucks a year and that person would pay a extra, 1238 per year in taxes. in fact, every taxpayer would pay more if we go over that cliff. clearly, that would be a hit to the overall economy. and who is going to get the blame for that. noel clemente is here. i've got to believe that the republicans will get the blame for this, do you agree? >> right now, it's hard to say, because the house is the only body in washington that's actually passed anything to deal with the taxes, to deal
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